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Also been made which have been suggested by use of the book in classes or to which my attention has been called whether by private correspond ence or by notices and reviews in the public journals I have been especially indebted to the critical acumen and accurate scholarship of my friend Mr Charles Short of Roxbury wri ting in the Bibliotheca Sacra for not a few valuable sugges tions and amendmentsAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenboo. I am entering on the history of a period rich in disasters frightful in its wars torn by civil strife and even in peace full of horrors Four emperors perished by the sword There were three civil wars there were with foreign enemies there were often wars that had both characters at onceNever surely did terrible calamities of the Roman People or evidence conclusive prove that the Gods take no thought for our happiness but only for our punishment The Histories Book IThe Histories are an account of the Year of the Four Emperors 69 AD by the Roman Historian Tacitus Unlike most Roman histories including Tacitus own Annals the book doesn t cover a broad slice of history instead diving deep into a specific period of crisis

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KscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. After defeat in battle Otho commits suicide and Vitellius is proclaimed emperor An unrestrained hedonist he and his forces fall into despicable practices in Italy Vespasian is persuaded to proclaim himself emperor by his supporters and immediately gains the support of the Egyptian middle Eastern and Asian parts of the empire while the Balkan legions angry at their treatment by Vitellius join him Vespasian and his commanders in particular Mucianus and Antonius launch an offensive defeat Vitellius and take Rome Vitellius is executed in the same place where Vitellius watched Vespasians brother murderWith Vespasians acension to principate the year of the 4 emperors ends and the Flavian dynasty established

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Excerpt from The Histories Of Caius Cornelius Tacitus With Notes For CollegesIR this Revised Edition the text and the notes have been carefully collated With those of Ritter in his new edition bonn and Cambridge and such corrections and additions as were deemed just and important have been adopted from this source I cannot however by any means accept the many gratuitous emendations and dogmatic assertions which disfig nre and depreciate this otherwise excellent commentary Other corrections and improvements have. A meaningless rating that just means I didn t really enjoy reading this but I m glad I did There s just too much movement of arms and men in the story Tacitus tells to really grab me too many generals moving and shaking When he focuses away from generals and onto people I m all in The one liners of course are fabulous The introduction to the World s Classics edition is well worth reading too which is something you can t normally say for these introductions This one makes an interesting argument about what s happening in Tacitus writings without banging on about current obsessions except to make the reasonable point that Tacitus isn t anti semitic even though he s no fan of the Jews in Palestine at this time The argument is basically that Ta


About the Author: Tacitus

Publius or Gaius Cornelius Tacitus ca AD 56 – ca AD 117 was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius Claudius Nero and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in AD 14 t



10 thoughts on “Historiae

  1. says:

    For all the detail Tacitus goes in to this is a fast paced introduction to a turbulent year in Roman history Emperor Nero has recent

  2. says:

    A Feast of Thrones29 June 2016 Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome with all of its political maneuverng backstabbing plotting and of course sex was there sex in the Annals? Actually I'm not really all that sure it's not like it was some sort of Roman novel it was a history and from my experience the Histories tend

  3. says:

    A meaningless rating that just means I didn't really enjoy reading this but I'm glad I did There's just too much movement

  4. says:

    Well there goes the last major work of Tacitus Over the last month and a bit its been a fun experience going through the Annals and the Histories The histories is an extremely chaotic book both in content and narration Tacitus constantly switches back and forth between events Sometimes this change can be uite unforgivin

  5. says:

    ”I am entering on the history of a period rich in disasters frightful in its wars torn by civil strife and ev

  6. says:

    3 Stars Good bookLots of information in a pretty small book The amount of information was slightly overwhelming but overa

  7. says:

    It's like a soap opera but with swords Part II

  8. says:

    Excellent background for reading Lindsay Davis’s mystery series about a Roman detective—Tacitus is relating the story of the turbulence after Nero’s death when there was no clear line of succession to the position of emperor and military discipline was beginning its long years of decline It’s the year of four emperors ending with Vespasian The events in Gaul and Germany described by Tacitus are woven into Davis

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    After defeat in battle Otho commits suicide and Vitellius is proclaimed emperor An unrestrained hedonist he and his forces fall into

  10. says:

    35 Stars“Mighty and wretched Rome had endured an Otho and Vitellius in the same year and suffered every variety of humiliations at the hands of men like Vinius Fabius Icelus and Asiaticus until finally Mucianus and Marcellus succeeded them fr

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